rejuvenescence

noun

re·​ju·​ve·​nes·​cence ri-ˌjü-və-ˈne-sən(t)s How to pronounce rejuvenescence (audio)
ˌrē-
: a renewal of youthfulness or vigor : rejuvenation
rejuvenescent adjective

Examples of rejuvenescence in a Sentence

the newly discovered oil deposits have led to a rejuvenescence of the nation's economy

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin rejuvenescere to become young again, from Latin re- + juvenescere to become young, from juvenis

First Known Use

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rejuvenescence was circa 1631

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Cite this Entry

“Rejuvenescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rejuvenescence. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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